Spanish football league strikes international deal with Mediapro

Spain’s football league has named Mediapro as its agent for the international rights to matches of the country’s first and second division teams, following a change in rules that meant all rights are now negotiated centrally rather than by individual teams. Mediapro previously held rights to 38 of the 42 teams in the first and […]

Atresmedia to launch male-focused channel as BeIN Sport comes to Spain

Spanish broadcast group Atresmedia is to launch a new male-focused channel, Mega, on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform on July 1.  The launch is possible thanks an agreement between Atresmedia and Barcelona-based group Mediapro. Mega will occupy the slot on the DTT platform previously taken by Mediapro’s Gol TV, which occupied the slot under a licence […]

Al Jazeera linked to move for Spain’s Mediapro

Al Jazeera is in talks to acquire Spanish producer Mediapro, according to local reports. The Qatari state funded broadcaster has been aggressively rolling out channels internationally and has also been acquiring key sports rights. A deal for Mediapro would give Al Jazeera rights to several key soccer clubs and competitions including games from Barcelona and […]

Canal+ Spain asks for arbitration in dispute with Mediapro

Spanish pay TV operator Canal+ has asked for an independent arbirator to regulate its dispute with Mediapro over the price of football rights supplied under the pair’s contract for the 2012-13 season.  Canal+ and Mediapro have been unable to reach agreement on the price of games provided by Mediapro to the pay TV operator, according […]

Canal Plus and Mediapro strike football truce

Rival Spanish media groups Canal Plus and Mediapro have reached a truce in their long-running war over football rights by agreeing to share La Liga rights for the next three seasons. Under the latest deal, Canal Plus will air matches on pay TV, and Mediapro’s Gol TV will air eight matches a week on digital-terrestrial […]

UEFA awards Spanish Europa League rights

UEFA has awarded Spanish media rights to the Europa League to Mediaset España and Gol Televisión for the 2012-2015 seasons. Mediaset España has been awarded the rights to the best match each match week on a co-exclusive basis. The live match, as well as a weekly highlights programme, will be broadcast on Cuatro. Pay TV […]

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